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Covenant Manhood 05

Mystery is essential to our existence. We are designed to live by revelation. Our God is too great and marvelous for us to understand, and this is part of what draws us to Him. Revelation necessarily includes an element of … Continue reading

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Religion versus Faith

Again: We cannot ape the ancient Hebrew society. We can learn from their ways and their covenant how to discern God’s moral character woven into Creation. Your own personal heart-led wisdom, and your sense of mission and calling for divine … Continue reading

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Moral Homeostasis

What was the whole point of revelation? “Master, which is the great commandment in the Law?” Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 18:15-20

The underlying theme has not changed: Place a high value on unreserved trust and never manipulate. Completely open honesty is the way of the Kingdom. How do you handle a genuine offense? Do you gossip and build up an undercurrent … Continue reading

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Mysticism Needs No Defense

Mysticism is the only way you can hear God. Symbolism — also referred to as parable, or parabolic language — is the language of conviction, faith, and of the heart. That’s how God designed it. We refer to “the world” … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 16:1-12

Most people miss what Jesus is saying in this passage, because it’s all one thing: The Jewish leaders trusted in logic instead of walking in faith. Their legalism insisted that they must adhere to the Law of Moses, but they … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 13:1-23

There is no clinical description possible; that’s the whole point of this passage. If you choose to invest your awareness into your convictions, you become sensitive to what those convictions have to say. In that sense, you are breathing life … Continue reading

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